Culture Minister announces dance scholarship in tribute to Barry Moncrieffe

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Kingston, 14 February 2020 – The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will offer a scholarship in the name of the late Barrington Moncrieffe tenable at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, made the announcement of the scholarship on Thursday at a memorial service at the Little Theatre in her tribute to the late former dancer, teacher and Artistic Director of the National Dance Theatre Company.

The Minister said the scholarship, for a dance student, will remove barriers to higher education which Barry Moncrieffe was committed to doing.

Minister Grange said:
“Over the years, Barry understood the importance of education and tradition bearing. He pursued a distinguished career in teaching at the Edna Manley College School of Dance where his generosity of spirit and quiet dignity impacted those who were privileged to learn at his feet. He was the consummate artist with a taste for succession planning that saw him open his heart and mind to the advantage of his many students.”

The scholarship, in the amount of $250,000 per year, will be available as of September 2020 to a student of the School of Dance who has completed the first year of the degree programme with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0.



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